Post # 1
I was just thinking about escort cards when I realized I’m not quite sure how they would work when using long (20′-24′) tables – tables that are actually made of 3 or 4 tables pushed together. If I plop one table number down on a 24 foot table, all the guests assigned to it might have an awkward time seating themselves from that point. There’s bound to be strangers among a table of 24. So my question is, do I space out 3 or 4 different table numbers on one long table? Like table numbers 1, 2 & 3 placed every 8 feet? Or must I go all the way and do actual place cards?
Post # 3
@vess5: I think you need to do place cards. But place cards don’t need to be fancy.
Seating arrangements can be a bit of a pain, but a lot of it comes together naturally. e.g. you put this family group of 8 together, and it doesn’t really matter how you order that 8, they’ll be relatively happy.,
Post # 4
@vess5: I went to a wedding that had long tables with multiple numbers. It worked really well and prevented couples fom ending up 20 seats away from each other.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We used a long table set-up and did assigned seating via place cards. We needed to make sure Mr. LK’s conservative Gramma was not sitting near some of our loud, decidedly non-conservative friends. 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks for the replies. It’s looking like I need to do place cards!
Post # 7
My wedding had this seating – I had a “name” for each side of each long table but also ended up doing place cards (plain cream colored ones printed at home with a lovely font). Worked great! (except for the guy who didn’t show up and left a gap, but oh well…)
Post # 8
I would definitely do assigned seating.
My mom is getting married in May and we’re looking at having the same kind of seating. We’ve decided on a seat chart like this:
With black mini clothes pins and cards similar to this (just reg rectangle/business type cards) above each place setting (forget the table number on the cards)
Once you get started, seating charts aren’t that hard. Like a pp said, they kinda just fall into place. 🙂
Post # 9
We are using 3 sets of 3 8 ft tables pushed together.. and we are doing a seat chart / cards. We are just treating each table.. as a table. So the 3 tables pushed together aren’t 1 big one.. they are 3 tables.